Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe

Grilled Chicken with caramelised onion makes a great combo to be added on to your pizza base. We have made the pizza base with a mix of whole wheat flour to give a rustic flavour as well. You can make this pizza at home and inspire your family members for a special weekend meal.

Archana's Kitchen
Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe
1825 ratings.

Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe will be a favourite pizza among all. In this recipe, we have caramelised the onion to make it like a jam, grilled the chicken and then spread it over the base to make a delicious tasting pizza.

Pizza is a dish that is eaten as a celebration meal during a game, or just as a get together meal for a weekend night. In this recipe we have topped a whole wheat pizza base with a flavourful tomato based sauce, grilled chicken and some caramelised onions.

Pizza is considered to be one of the major part of fast food but you can always keep it healthy by making it homemade with a whole wheat base and adding any vegetables of your choice of topping.

Serve Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe along with Garlic Bread With Herb Butter and Summer Salad with Goat Cream Cheese, Apricots and Raspberry Dressing for a special weekend dinner with friends and family. 

If you are looking for more Pizza recipes here are some : 

  1. Quick Roasted Vegetable Bread Pizza Recipe
  2. Whole Wheat Crust Pizza With Zucchini And Basil Sauce
  3. Spinach Pizza With Sun Dried Tomatoes & Feta Cheese

Prep in

120 M

Cooks in

60 M

Total in

180 M


4 Servings


    Ingredients for Pizza Dough
  • 1 cup Whole Wheat Flour , and some extra flour for dusting
  • 1 cup All Purpose Flour (Maida)
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil , and extra as needed
  • 2 teaspoons Active dry yeast
  • 2 tablespoons Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Lukewarm Water , as required
  • For the Sauce
  • 2 cups Homemade tomato puree
  • 1 Onion , chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic , chopped
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1 teaspoon Red Chilli flakes
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco Original - Hot Sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • Salt , to taste
  • Basil leaves , chopped 
  • For Onion Jam
  • 4 Onions , sliced
  • 1 tablespoon Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vinegar
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for caramelising
  • For the topping
  • 100 grams Chicken breasts , cut into small pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme Leaves
  • 1 tablespoon Black pepper powder
  • Salt , to taste
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil , for cooking
  • 1/2 cup Mozzarella cheese , grated

How to make Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe

  1. To begin making the Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe

To Make the Pizza Dough
  1. We will first make the pizza dough as it takes a couple of hours to rise.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flours, yeast, salt, honey. Add lukewarm water and knead to make a soft smooth dough.

  3. Add olive oil on the top and knead about for about 5 minutes until the pizza dough is soft.

  4. Once done, cover the dough and keep it aside for about 2 hours until the dough has almost doubled in size.

To Make the Pizza Sauce
  1. Keep the tomato puree ready. Heat a sauce pan with olive oil on medium heat.  Add garlic and saute or few seconds until you can smell the aromas coming through.

  2. Add onions and sauté them till they soften. Add pureed tomatoes into the pan along with the rest of the ingredients - dried thyme leaves, tabasco sauce, sugar, red chilli flakes and salt.

  3. Simmer the pizza sauce until it becomes thick and flavourful. Give the pizza sauce a taste and adjust the salt and seasonings accordingly. Stir in the basil leaves and keep aside.

To make the Onion jam
  1. Heat a skillet with oil, add sliced onions and drizzle little bit sugar and vinegar on top. Saute for few seconds until the onions start to sweat it out.

  2. Ensure you turn the heat to low and caramelise the onions on low heat and allow it to become soft and caramelised  gradually.

  3. You will notice that the onions will slowly start to become brown and change colour. Keep stirring the onions, and continue to cook them until they turn golden brown and have a sweet soft caramelised texture and taste.

  4. The entire process takes about 20 to 25 minutes or sometimes even half hour. The more onions you use, the longer it takes.

To Make Grilled Chicken
  1. In a bowl, add the chopped chicken, olive oil, salt sugar, dried thyme and pepper and marinate it for about 20 minutes.

  2. Heat a grill pan and brush oil over the grills. Slowly place the marinated chicken and grill on either side for 3 minutes until it is just about cooked. You can also lightly roast them in a skillet if you don't have a grill pan. Keep it aside.

To Make the  Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe
  1. When the dough has risen and the toppings are ready, pre heat the oven to 180 degree Celsius.

  2. Divide the pizza dough into 2 portions. Dust the pizza dough on flour and roll to make a 8 inch diameter circle or the thickness you like for the pizza crust.

  3. Place the rolled dough on a pizza sheet, next spread the tomato sauce evenly, the onion jam, drizzle the mozzarella cheese and finally grilled chicken.

  4. Place the pizza and bake it in the oven for about 10 minutes till the crust turns light golden brown.

  5. Once done, remove the Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion from the oven and serve by garnishing it with some chopped basil leaves or arugula salad leaves.

  6. Serve Chicken Pizza With Caramelised Red Onion Recipe along with Garlic Bread With Herb Butter and Summer Salad with Goat Cream Cheese, Apricots and Raspberry Dressing for a special weekend dinner with friends and family.